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    Howard P. Greenwald (Author)

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Howard Greenwald examines how class, race, sex, psychological state, type of health care and available treatments affect one's chance of surviving cancer. Drawing on an original 10-year survival study of cancer patients, he synthesizes medical, epidemiological and psychosocial research in an interdisciplinary approach to the question of who survives cancer and why. Greenwald argues that priorities are often misplaced in American health care and calls for a fundamental rethinking of the way the US medical establishment deals with the disease. He asserts that the emphasis on prevention and experimental therapy has only limited value, whereas the availability of conventional medical care is very important in influencing cancer survival. Class and race become strikingly significant in predicting who has access to health care and can therefore obtain medical treatment in a timely, effective manner. The text counters the popular notion that personality and psychological factors strongly affect survival, and underscores the importance of early detection. Research shows that Health Maintenance Organizations, while sometimes prone to delays, offer low-income patients a better chance of ultimate survival. Greenwald pleads for immediate attention to the inadequacies and inequalities in the US health care system that deter patients from seeking regular medical care.
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  • PDF | 302 pages
  • Howard P. Greenwald (Author)
  • University of California Press (26 Oct. 1992)
  • English
  • 6
  • Health, Family Lifestyle

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